Touro Law Center Signs Agreement with Jimei University School of Law in ChinaMay 29, 2015
On Friday, May 29, 2015 Touro Law Center Dean Patricia Salkin signed a formal Agreement of Academic Exchange and Cooperation with Jimei University School of Law (PRC). Dean Xu Cuixia signed on behalf of Jimei Law School. Touro Law Associate Dean Rodger Citron participated in the signing ceremony as well.
Under the agreement, the two schools will engage in faculty and student exchanges, collaborate on research projects, and organize joint activities including conferences, seminars, symposia and courses. Touro Law Dean Patricia Salkin said, "I am pleased that our two schools, who have shared a long history of visits and friendship, have been able to further enhance our commitment to international law and global understanding through this formal agreement." Dean Salkin visited Jimei University School of Law a couple of years ago, and prior to that, Touro Law Center's summer abroad program in China was hosted by Jimei School of Law.
Under the agreement, Jimei School of Law intends to support a visiting professor to spend a semester at Touro Law Center, and Touro Law Center will work with Jimei Law School to develop a focused curriculum for visiting students from China in areas of jury selection, U.S. Maritime Law, and a basic introduction to the US Legal System.
Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center’s 185,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art law school is located adjacent to both a state and a federal courthouse in Central Islip, New York. Touro Law’s proximity to the courthouses, coupled with programming developed to integrate the courtroom into the classroom, provide a one-of-a kind learning model for law students, combining a rigorous curriculum taught by expert faculty with a practical courtroom experience. Touro Law, which has a student body of approximately 650 and an alumni base of more than 6,000, offers full- and part-time J.D. programs, several dual degree programs and graduate law programs for US and foreign law graduates. Touro Law Center is part of the Touro College system.
Touro Law’s newly implemented Portals to Practice is a cutting-edge, experiential learning program that reconceives and restructures the law school experience. Portals to Practice expands the scope and quality of legal education by focusing on the development of legal professionals, from pre-law through post-graduation.
About the Touro College and University System
Touro is a system of non-profit institutions of higher and professional education. Touro College was chartered in 1970 primarily to enrich the Jewish heritage, and to serve the larger American and global community. Approximately 19,000 students are currently enrolled in its various schools and divisions. Touro College has branch campuses, locations and instructional sites in the New York area, as well as branch campuses and programs in Berlin, Jerusalem, Moscow, Paris and Florida. New York Medical College, Touro University California and its Nevada branch campus, as well as Touro University Worldwide and its Touro College Los Angeles division are separately accredited institutions within the Touro College and University System. For further information on Touro College, please go to: http://www.touro.edu/media/.
For more info contact:
Director of Communications
Fill out my online form.